Super Albo / Special Mandrake
|Country/language:||Italy / Italian|
|Publishing company:||Edizioni Fratelli Spada|
|Issues:||157 + 37|
b/w & color
Until the Super Albo issue 157, only the even numbered issues were devoted to "Mandrake the Magician", and the uneven numbered issues were devoted to "The Phantom". After issue 157, the series was split into two separate parts : Super Albo which continued printing only "The Phantom", while "Mandrake" was continued in a new series entitled Special Mandrake.
Almost all issues featured reprints of American newspapers stories, mainly daily stories. The format size was 17 × 24 cm with 64 or 80 pages. The issues also contained reprints of other comic like "Tim Tyler's Luck", "Rip Kirby" and so on.
Issues with Mandrake
Up to issue 24 the stories were "redrawn" (16, 18, 20, 22 and 48) and "Lucidanto" (polished) by Domenico Mirabella.
Unsold copies of the first series were later glued together and given new covers and sold as Super Albo Raccolta.